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ghee

[gee] /gi/
noun
1.
a kind of liquid butter, used especially in the cooking of India, made from the milk of cows or buffaloes and clarified by boiling.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Hindi ghī
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Examples from the web for ghee
  • During the marinating process, the royal chefs placed a hot coal in a small bowl and poured a few tablespoons of ghee on top.
  • Traditionally churned from yogurt, ghee is a type of clarified butter or butter without milk solids or water.
  • Add the ghee or oil, and when it is hot, add the cauliflower.
  • Income comes from sale of livestock: milk is seldom sold, although some may be converted into ghee for the market.
British Dictionary definitions for ghee

ghee

/ɡiː/
noun
1.
butter, clarified by boiling, used in Indian cookery
Word Origin
C17: from Hindi ghī, from Sanskrit ghri sprinkle
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Encyclopedia Article for ghee

clarified butter, a staple food on the Indian subcontinent. As a cooking oil, ghee is the most widely used food in India, apart from wheat and rice.

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